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2 Open iSync and choose Devices > Add Device. You need to do this step only the first
time you use iSync with your iPod.
3 Select iPod and click Sync Now. iSync downloads information from iCal and Mac OS X
Address Book to your iPod.
The next time you want to synchronize iPod, you can simply open iSync and click Sync
Now. You can also choose to have iPod synchronize automatically when you connect it.
Note: iSync downloads information from your computer to iPod. You can’t use iSync to
load information from your iPod to your computer.
To synchronize contacts or calendars (using Microsoft Outlook for Windows or
Outlook Express for Windows):
1 Connect iPod to your computer.
2 In iTunes, select iPod in the Source list and click the Options button.
3 Do one of the following:
Â To synchronize contacts, click Contacts, select the “Synchronize contacts from”
checkbox, and select Microsoft Outlook (if available) or Outlook Express from the
pop-up menu. Then choose which contact information you want to transfer.
Â To synchronize calendars (if you use Microsoft Outlook), click Calendars and select
the “Synchronize calendars from Microsoft Outlook” checkbox.
You can also download contact and calendar information to iPod manually. iPod must
be enabled as an external disk (see “Using iPod as an External Disk” on page 45).
To download contact information manually:
1 Connect iPod and open your favorite email or contacts application. Downloading
contacts works with Palm Desktop, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Entourage, and
Eudora, among others.
2 Drag contacts from the application’s address book to the iPod Contacts folder.
In some cases you might need to export contacts, and then drag the exported file or
files to the iPod Contacts folder. See the documentation for your email or contacts
To download appointments and other calendar events manually:
1 Export calendar events from any calendar application that uses the standard iCalendar
format (filenames end in .ics) or vCal format (filenames end in .vcs).
2 Drag the files to the Calendars folder on iPod.